From the delectable, classic rolls to the wild and crazy concoctions, there is a little something for everyone when it comes to sushi. We’ll take you from the hip and trendy fusion spots to the classiest restaurants serving the top of the line in fresh fish in this guide to the 10 best sushi restaurants in Detroit that will have you wanting to break out your chopsticks.
At the top of our list, we’re starting on the modern and stylish side with Ronin Sushi. This restaurant offers both Japanese cuisine and fusion meals like mouth-watering ribs with waffle fries or the ginger-y “Kobe” sliders with bacon, sriracha, lettuce, tomato, boursin cheese and a side of shoestring fries. The sushi won’t disappoint and the “Cha Cha Roll” with spicy tuna, shrimp, garlic aioli and sesame soy paper is said to be out of this world.
Noble Fish is attached to a Japanese grocery store and offers a large variety of options with all of your classic rolls covered and more. The fish is always fresh and the rolls are made daily, so you know that you’re getting some of the best quality fish for your buck. You can also take a look around the store when you’re done chowing down and get your shopping on.
Tai Fai is a Pan-Asian restaurant offering sushi, hot and crispy appetizers, noodle, rice, meat and vegetable dishes. The portions are always generous and the cuisine is fresh and mouth-watering. This casual spot can get quite busy at times but only because the sushi is spot-on and the restaurant itself is quite the gem!
Sakanda combines a cozy lounge with drinks, resident DJs and TVs with a wide variety of yummy sushi dishes. They offer both classic rolls and fresh new ideas, which include rice-less and vegetarian options. And to kick things up a notch, they have a tempura ice cream, which is a vanilla ice cream with crushed almonds that’s been wrapped in pound cake, tempura fried and covered in caramel, chocolate and whipped cream. How delicious is that?
Fishbones isn’t your average sushi bar. It’s a Cajun restaurant with steak, seafood dishes and excellent sushi. Try the Boom Boom roll with deep fried shrimp, BBQ eel, spicy tuna and avocado. Or take a walk on the wild side! How about the “Alligator Voodoo,” which is farm-raised alligator bites that have been deep fried? That’s certainly not something that you get every day and what isn’t delicious when it’s deep fried?
Joe Muer Seafood is an airy, modern restaurant that features a view of the river. They offer cooked seafood dishes, steak, wine and, of course, sushi. Some of their sushi includes the Renaissance roll, which is spicy tuna, tempura shrimp, unagi, cucumber, white tuna and green onion topped with a special sauce and torched. You can also get clam chowder, grilled Atlantic swordfish, braised short ribs and more.
Chubby Duck Sushi combines fresh and local ingredients with a little Motown soul to create their Japanese street food. They offer fresh ingredients and a modern twist on sushi. Not only do they offer sushi rolls, they also offer sushi cones wrapped in dried seaweed, which have ingredients like Mongolian beef, salmon with spicy mayo, eel, a variety of crunchy veggies and yellowtail.
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Maru Sushi & Grill is a trendy Japanese restaurant with dishes as beautiful and aesthetically-pleasing as the restaurant itself. They offer a variety of Japanese basics such as udon soup, seaweed salad, lightly-salted edamame and your standard rolls but they also have cool and creative rolls like the “k-pop” roll, which includes kimchi, panko fried shrimp, cucumber, pickled daikon, radish sprouts with sweet crab salad and a fried quail egg. Or how about the Nirvana roll? It has tempura smoked salmon, crab salad, avocado, cream cheese, eel sauce, honey wasabi aioli, masago and scallion. Whether you’re looking for standard fare or something quirky, you’ll be quite satisfied here.
Unlike the previous spots, Dr. Sushi is a pop-up restaurant as well as a catering and events company that specializes in Japanese cuisine and sushi that keeps sustainability in mind. They take over Detroit bars and restaurants several times a month with their modern and diverse sushi fare. They always try to keep their sushi rolls fun and inventive, so you never know what they’ll be coming up with in the future. Keep up with the Dr. Sushi crew on a variety of social media platforms to see which fun events they’ll be hosting next!
Lastly, we have Shangri-La, which offers Cantonese and Thai dishes, as well as an extensive sushi menu. Check out the Mexican Salmon Roll, which has a mouthwatering mix of grilled salmon, diced onions, jalapeno, spicy mayonnaise and avocado on the inside. They also offer dim sum and a variety of savory favorites from chicken or shrimp pad thai to spicy red curry, if you’re in the mood for something with a bit of a kick.